‘American Idol’: Malubay-bye

Hey folks, Erin here. Poor Kathy. I think we lost her. “Top Model,” “Top Chef,” “American Idol”. . .all on Wednesday night. Throw in her normal work load, and we have one tired recapper. So, I’ll take the lead on this one before Kathy loses the ability to distinguish between real life and reality life.

Anywho…

DollyOn this week’s results show, we get the lovely Dolly singing her little heart out, a group rendition of “9 to 5” (I knew there was a reason no one sang it last night), some band from another reality universe singing a Sunday School ditty, more inane questions from viewers at home and other stuff that I have now repressed. (I seem to be doing a lot of repressing these days. My therapist is already less than thrilled with the fact that the only tidbits I can share with him are about “Idol” or “Rock of Love.”)

So, let’s get down to the elimination:

I am now convinced that Kristy is the Roadrunner of reality TV. Every week, we (and by “we,” I mean “I”) expect her to get voted off, or at the very least, an anvil to drop on her from off a nearby cliff, but she seems to avoid each trap with unexpected skill and dexterity.

So this week, Ramiele was sacrificed to the “Idol” gods in place of Kristy, which wasn’t much of surprise, but just not in the order I was hoping for.

RamIt’s at this point in the show that I realize how much I underestimate Ryan. As Kathy said a few weeks ago, he does a great job of talking exiting contestants off the ledge when they are on the brink of hysteria.
Poor Ramiele looked like she wasn’t going to hold it together for much longer, yet Ryan managed to get her to sing, think about the positive experiences of the show, and prove to her that life on “Idol” would be different without her. According to Ryan, without Ramiele, Mr. Potter would have closed the bank years ago, leaving “American Idol” contestants to lives of sorrow and pity. Carly would end up an old maid, David C. would have become a homeless drunkard due to a mistake at the pharmacy…

Is the “It’s a Wonderful Life” thing doing anything for you? I’ll stop now.

Tune in next week as Kristy narrowly escapes a large box propped up with stick tied to a string.

— Erin Maxwell

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